First thing to remember is "LOW AND SLOW." Don't be in a hurry and don't keep checking it. Be sure to soak your chicks or chunks, you want them to smolder not burn up with a flash.
So many different ways to go about this. I create a dry rub, lots of good recipe ideas on the web. Rub on liberally, the night before. A little yellow mustard rubbed on first will help tenderize the meat.
Around here, Va. Beach/ North Carolina, many inject the shoulder with some apple cider vinegar. If you are water smoking, add some ac vinegar to the water.
I have yet to venture into making my own sauce. There is a local sauce called, "Uncle Yammy's" that I really like. Nice flavor, a little kick.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
2014 100%RAW American Challenge, May 31, 2014:
Deadlift 375 PR
Total - 843 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified